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NICE(1)			FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		       NICE(1)

NAME
     nice -- execute a utility with an altered scheduling priority

SYNOPSIS
     nice [-n increment] utility [argument ...]

DESCRIPTION
     nice runs utility at an altered scheduling	priority.  If an increment is
     given, it is used;	otherwise an increment of 10 is	assumed.  The super-
     user can run utilities with priorities higher than	normal by using	a neg-
     ative increment.  The priority can	be adjusted over a range of -20	(the
     highest) to 20 (the lowest).  A priority of 19 or 20 will prevent a
     process from taking any cycles from others	at nice	0 or better.

     Available options:

     -n	increment
	     A positive	or negative decimal integer used to modify the system
	     scheduling	priority of utility.

EXIT STATUS
     The nice utility exits with one of	the following values:

     1-125   An	error occurred in the nice utility.

     126     The utility was found but could not be invoked.

     127     The utility could not be found.

     Otherwise,	the exit status	of nice	will be	that of	utility.

COMPATIBILITY
     The historic -increment option has	been deprecated	but is still supported
     in	this implementation.

SEE ALSO
     csh(1), getpriority(2), setpriority(2), renice(8)

STANDARDS
     The nice utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 ("POSIX.2").

HISTORY
     A nice utility appeared in	Version	6 AT&T UNIX.

BUGS
     nice is built into	csh(1) with a slightly different syntax	than described
     here.  The	form `nice +10'	nices to positive nice,	and `nice -10' can be
     used by the super-user to give a process more of the processor.

FreeBSD	13.0			 June 6, 1993			  FreeBSD 13.0

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